Singer/songwriter Joe Nolan is an East Nashville music pioneer who recorded the first of four CD's on the “right side of the Cumberland River” 13 years before Rolling Stone named the neighborhood the “Best Music Scene” in the country. Born in Detroit, Nolan moved to Nashville in 1992 and signed his first publishing contract with Black and White Music (BMI) less than a year later, distinguishing himself as one of the best young songwriters in Music City. He began performing and recording with Pat Flynn (New Grass Revival) who co-produced Nolan's critically-acclaimed debut CD, Plain Jane. Joe's music has been spotlighted by international radio programs like Acoustic Cafe and publications like Vintage Guitar magazine, Los Angeles Daily News and Performing Songwriter. In 2014, No Depression critic Joe Wolf-Mazares took to his Ear 2 the Ground music blog commenting on Joe's songs: “Great music is timeless. This is timeless music.” Joe's "San Francisco Girl" has been featured on Late Night with David Letterman and his website boasts over 500 downloads and over 9,000 hits from 42 countries per month, all fueled by Joe's broad and active social networks. Joe's gigged all over the U.S. and in Europe. His song “Rocking Mockingbird” was recently awarded a grant by the Bonnaroo Works Fund and the Nashville Metro Arts Commission. In 2015, Joe signed a new publishing agreement with USA Media Rights.